A controversial planning application to build homes off Loughborough Road, Whitwick has been rejected by North West Leicestershire's planning committee.
A planning application, which had been called in by District Councillor Ray Woodward, had been submitted for four homes to be built behind existing properties at the site on the edge of the village.
Over 200 letter of objection had been submitted by local residents who were against the proposals.
County Councillor, Leon Spence, said 'I'm delighted that the application has been rejected. Clearly the site is unsuitable for further development and it is good to see the committee recognise this.
'It's particularly pleasing to see all of the local members who sit on the planning committee take into account the strongly held views of Whitwick residents.'